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Online Test of Maritime English for Seafarers & Deck Officers
CEFR (Europe): B2 to C1 and ILR (United States): Level 2 to 3 | Complies with IMO Industry Guidelines
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About the Test:
The Test of Maritime English for Seafarers and Deck Officers is an English test designed to assist ship operators and employers make informed recruiting and training decisions by assessing the English language understanding and skills of existing or potential crew or Deck Officers. The assessment is suitable for candidates of any rank or nationality.  

IMO Guidelines:
The test is designed around the approved guidelines for Maritime English developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). These guidelines are combined with internationally-recognised methods for English language testing to form a rigorous and accurate testing system for use in the maritime sector.

Testing of Competence:
The test assesses candidates’ English language competence between the levels of ‘Upper-Intermediate’ and ‘Advanced’ (CEFR (Europe): B2 to C1 and ILR (United States): Level 2 to 3). A candidate at these levels will be able to understand and produce frequently used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance to the function of a Deck Officer on board ship.

Test Subjects:
The test has been carefully designed around IMO industry guidelines and includes:

Comprehension of spoken and written emergency commands.

Location and purpose of health and safety and emergency equipment.

Ranks, roles and routines of crew members and other officers.

Interactions with fellow crew members and officers.

Ship and other General Maritime Knowledge.

Navigation and Nautical Charts.


Standard and Emergency Communications.

Ship and Medical Emergencies.

Ship Pilotage and Berthing.

Cargo Handling and Operations.

Online Test Details


Price: £20 +VAT (where applicable)
Duration: 1 Hour | Online Course
Assessment: Fully Online | 80 Questions
Certification: CPD Approved Certification


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